Sham is a singing and songwriting duo comprised of Damian Hudson and Brett Benowitz. Together they have a sound that can be compared to the jazz and funk sound of the old south. Yet, they have a unique blend with new aged production skill. Brett plays the acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Damian plays the keys and drums. Their music is meant to blend drama with sound. The extremes of comedy & tragedy are heightened by the masks they often wear in videos and performances. These breakout artists are taking the NYC music scene by storm with their first album Watch The House available on iTunes, Spotify & Soundcloud.

Painted Chameleon

Painted Chameleon is a rock, alt. rock, indie funk original artist studying at Berklee College of Music. PC based in Princeton, NJ and draws influence from The Strokes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings Of Leon, and Foo Fighters.

Ten Ton Man is a dark and emotional take from a rootsy perspective. Songwriter Paul Livornese, brings his personal stories to life in his songs, on Ten Ton Man’s Debut album.

On Ten Ton Man's debut album, this trio of Paul Livornese on vocals and guitar, Paul Dugan, on upright and electric bass, and one of the founding members of "Big Lazy", are joined by session drummer Paul Tripp to create a landscape of songs that tell the story of a man who contemplates the life that has been dealt him. Unofficially the "Rocco's Midlife Crisis" saga.

Ten Ton Man is joined by Kelly Pratt on brass, who has played with Beirut and Arcade Fire and Erik Della Penna, Guitarist for Natalie Merchant, who adds lap steel and slide, on this indie, rootsy album.

Influences by Nick Cave and Johnny Cash can be heard throughout.

The Bronx Singer

Born and raised is NYC, David Manzano "The Bronx Singer" shares his love and hate for the world he lives in through his Soul/Acoustic/Rock.

After being in a few bands, a couple of projects and doing a dozen auditions, Singer/ Songwriter David Manzano a.k.a "The Bronx Singer" now rides the rails of New York City spreading his Soul/Acoustic/Rock influence upon its people. With no "traditional" musical training David has been captivating people with his melodic rhythms, textured lyrics and powerful voice for the past 5 years. Although David has graced the stage of many New York local venues you can mainly find him performing underground. The Bronx Singer has been a "busker" performing on the trains ever since his first three- chord song.
Born & raised in the White Plains Rd. area of the Bronx, David was influenced by rock, hip- hop, pop, reggae, R&B, blues and more recently flamenco. David bought his first guitar when he was 21 and unlike most guitar players he never really sought out to learn other artist's songs but rather write his own right from the very beginning. He was lead singer/lyricist for a local Bronx rock band named Savant and had been writing songs on the side for about a year; sharing one with the band. After two short years of gigging and one album production, the band decided to call it quits. It was at this point David knew he wanted to continue on his own. At first David didn't know what to make of his simple songs or if they were any good. So he took it to the people!
David would play his guitar everyday and try to find new techniques, rhythms, and combinations. Once he had written a song he would go on the train and perform it. Depending on the financial out come and comments/suggestions from passengers he would decide what direction if any to take the song as well as his writing style. Drawing from his own experiences growing up, he tries to convey the moments that link his own pain, love and fear to his listeners."I believe that it's when we feel most alone, we are the closest. Suffering in silence and sharing certain emotions link us to one another. We ARE all different but, very much alike." - The Bronx Singer

To date David continues to write songs and perform on the trains and other small venues & is currently looking to get signed to a major label or even "ghost write" for other artists and perhaps market his songs after further development.

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Sham with Painted Chameleon, Ten Ton Man, The Bronx Singer

Thursday, August 22 · 7:00 PM at Ella Lounge